Friday, April 8, 2016

Smile! Flowers for You!

I was enchanted with the concept of Nancy Penir's tag at Tag You're It Challenge from the moment I saw it!  I loved how she added vellum to the open sections of the umbrella so you could see the flowers and foliage peeking through the design.  I was hoping for lightning to strike twice.  I knew I wanted to do something similar - I never like to completely CASE a design.  So I went searching through all my dies... what could I find that had an open design that I could fill up with something?  When I saw the basket from Reverse Confetti I thought.. hmmm.. maybe I could fill it with apples or cherries... same concept as Nancy but still different.  I couldn't find any bitty fruit stamps so I filled my basket with flowers instead.  Since I had all my Reverse Confetti goodies dug out I thought I'd incorporate the design for the Monthly Sketch For you to Try at RC
The basket die was easy to work with for this concept.  It has a solid background die that I cut the vellum from.  TO keep it clean I added Ranger Multi Medium Matt adhesive very thinly behind the lines on the basket die. 
I kept mostly with Nancy's design - even adding some dewdrops from Pretty Pink Posh.  They come in two sizes and are a steal at $3 a bag.  
The basket is layered on a tag - also from RC called Tag Me Too!   Because I cut the tag from pattern paper it seemed a little flimsy so I cut a second tag from card stock.  Once they were stacked together the tag was beefy enough to wrap some twine around.  I used  Twinery Mandarin twine wrapped around three times and finished with a bow. 

To keep with the sketch I added a larger bloom at the bottom of the basket and the clear droplets for the accents on the sketch.  I didn't have room for a big sentiment so I thought a little tag round the handle of the basket would be cute.  The "smile" sentiment is from Later Alligator.
This side view shows how I used adhesive foam tape to prop things up and add dimension.
If you love the clear vellum peek on the basket tag and want to give it a go - you have a week left to play at Tag You're It Challenge.  If you are playing at Reverse Confetti's Sketch For You To Try - you have until the end of the month! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Love Blooms | Sentiment from Later Alligator
Dies | Reverse Confetti Basket Cuts, Tag Me Too, Love Blooms | Spellbinders Charmed I'm Sure
Pattern Paper
Twinery Mandarin Twine
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
Ribbon:  May Arts 5/8 Ruffled Edge Orange


Lisa Minckler said...

It's amazing how you interpreted the tag! Using that basket was a brilliant idea and those little flowers and leaves are adorable!! The colors perfect and design is wonderful. Could stare at it all day!!
Thank you so much for your help yesterday on my blog stuff.. :)
Lisa x

!neke said...

This is so beautiful !!!!!!

Ineke X

Kara Lynne said...

So beautiful, Jeanne! I love how you used the vellum on your basket, and what wonderful flowers for spring!

Alanna said...

WOW Jeanne, this is amazing. I love all the flowers and how they are spilling out of that fun basket.

Unknown said...

Beautiful Debbs x

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is so bright and cheerful Jeanne!! What a delightful card!

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne....just so pretty. Love all that gorgeous orange.

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous card, Jeanne! Love the colors and beautiful design!

Marybeth said...

Wow, talk about beautiful, bright and happy! Its all on this wonderful card/tag! Love the way you used Nancy’s inspiration!

Sharron said...

Goodness, so bright and cheery! Love the basket brimming with blooms! And that patterned paper is perfect!

Lesley said...

This is fantastic! I love those flowers and the basket!!!!

~amy~ said...